By Trey McCurry.
The major league scouts that came to Doug Kingsmore Sunday afternoon had to be very impressed with Kevin Brady’s first start of the season.
TheClemsonInsider.com caught up with Kevin following the Tiger’s 5-1 victory. Brady struck out 10 batters and went 5.1 innings allowing only two hits and one run.
On his performance today:
I was able to move my fastball in and out. When we had them leaning, we could bust them in and out. I had my curveball I could show them as well. I was able to fill up the zone early and that really helped me. It widens the zone a little as the game goes on and Kieboom was doing a great job back there receiving the game.
On bouncing back from yesterday’s loss:
For me it was just another day. I do not take anything from the day before; I just do what I have to do. I prepare all week for Sunday and I do not have any control about what happens the day before. I know what I can do on Sunday is in my control and that is what I focus on doing.
On earning a weekend role:
I got an opportunity and I think I made the best of it. Hopefully the coaches will believe in me and keep me out there. There are a lot of things I still need to get better at. I need to be able to throw my off speed pitches in any count. This was a good outing. They were a great team and battled the whole game.
On the weekend for the team:
It was a good start. We came out the first game and swung the bats well. Yesterday was more of a struggle, but we came back and showed, even with these bats, that it is possible to come back. Today, we just put the nail in the coffin. As a team we came out fired up and ready to play.